[ubuntu-us-nc] Freenode IRC Problems

markthecarp markthecarp at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 00:14:18 GMT 2010

Moss Bliss wrote:
> K, now I'm hopelessly confused.  I just go just got given a new netbook, 
> and was about to setup Pidgin... and now there's another step to the setup?
> Please give us n00bs a step-by-step guide to get into this, or we may 
> never...

Well this is exactly what I was worried about. Hopefully link 2 or 3 
would be helpful.

But with Pidgin...
I'll turn it off now. Try to login and I'll try to find out how to 
register a nick in Pidgin.


> Hugs,
> Moss
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 6:53 PM, markthecarp <markthecarp at gmail.com 
> <mailto:markthecarp at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi All,
>     The Freenode IRC network has been undergoing attacks by spam bots over
>     the last week or so. The operators of the Freenode IRC network have
>     recommended that channels (rooms) be set to +r or +R mode [1]. I am
>     going to follow the recommendation of these folks mainly to insure that
>     our team channel won't be used to propagate these attacks.
>     I'm going to set the channel mode to +r. [1]
>     <snip>
>     +r (block unidentified)
>     This mode prevents users who are not identified with NickServ from
>     joining the channel. Users will receive a server notice explaining this
>     if they try to join.
>     </snip>
>     What this means in a nutshell is that users will have to have a
>     registered nickname with Freenode [2]. The original team IRC channel
>     (#ubuntu-northcarolina) required this but I didn't set the new channel
>     up that way to make things a little easier for new users. The channel
>     was changed to come into compliance with the standards for approved
>     teams. I will remove the +r on meeting days so that the
>     webchat.freenode.net <http://webchat.freenode.net> link will work
>     w/o requiring a registered nickname.
>     I hope this isn't too painful. Please feel free to ask away here or on
>     the team forum [3] if you need help registering your nickname.
>     Cheers,
>     -mark
>     [1]http://freenode.net/using_the_network.shtml
>     [2]http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup
>     [3]http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=541297
>     --
>     ubuntu-us-nc mailing list
>     ubuntu-us-nc at lists.ubuntu.com <mailto:ubuntu-us-nc at lists.ubuntu.com>
>     Modify settings or unsubscribe at:
>     https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-nc
> -- 
> ज़ैवलानन्ड
> President of Asheville Homeless Network - http://ashevillehomeless.org
> Administrative Editor of Eternal Press - http://eternalpress.ca
> Moss' Malas, http://mossmalas.ecrater.com
> See my new site, Med Free or Working On It, http://medfree.ning.com
> சிவாய நமஹ

More information about the ubuntu-us-nc mailing list